SWIMing is coordinated by Trinity College Dublin. TCD has an extensive track record in the research of knowledge-based, service-oriented systems for delivering adaptive web content, multilingual web interoperability, content process chain management and translation/postediting instrumentation. It is actively developing interoperability and analytics/management solutions for end-to-end Building Life Cycle Energy Management processes in its role in the KnoHolEM project. It has also been involved in related projects around Building Information Modelling for simulation (PUDECAS project) and networked embedded systems in buildings (NEMBES), both of which have examined sensor simulation in buildings and usable interfaces for building designers and occupants. It also has a track record of engagement with W3C communities around Linked Building Data and Multilingual Content. It is working closely with buildingSMART to examine the use of Semantic Web technologies for BIM. TCD will coordinate WP4 (Project management). TCD will also participate on the definition of business use cases, guidelines and best practices, workshops and dissemination activities.
KIT is one of the main research centres in Germany with historical achievements in the field of energy research, part of the European CONCERTO community. The IMI has deepen his expertise in semantic technologies and has contributed significantly to the BIM and IFC standards development during the last years by developing an IFC-OWL mapping method and semantic technologies for extraction and management of the complex building related data. As part of the KIT (more than 10.000 employees), and coordinator of several research projects in the construction and energy–efficiency topic. KIT is coordinating WP1 and participate in all WPs.
Main tasks of AEC3 are to identify and analyse business needs (WP1) and to support dissemination activities (WP3). AEC3 brings to SWIMing its profound experiences using the IDM methodology for capturing user requirements. This partner is also responsible to get in contact with buildingSMART and other standardisation bodies in order to clarify the relationship of Linked Open Data to existing data exchange standards like IFC, gbXML and others. Advantages, challenges and barriers are to be discussed. AEC3 will clarify all questions related to standardisation activities. The goal will be to harmonize the needs from industry with proposals from the research community in order to find a common ground for the use of Linked Data. Furthermore, AEC3 supports the definition of guidelines and development of best practices for industry by leading WP2, where the focus of this partner is to align results with existing BIM guidelines and participate in all WPs.
CERTH will work towards the dissemination of the SWIMing project by utilizing the expertise and relevant tools that have been developed through the extended networks and communities, such as the VoCamp and eeSemantics workshops and the European Data Forum, which have a valued industrial attendance. Furthermore, more focused interest groups will be exploited, such as the buildingSMART/AEC3 community, the OpenWiki community and appropriate W3C Community and Working Groups. The goal is that SWIMing will not develop “yet another brand”, but will rely on these established forums to reach out to industry. CERTH will coordinate WP3 and participate in all WPs.
Tyndall will contribute to the dissemination of sensor platform and wireless data network hardware and software development. Tyndall will investigate business use cases, guidelines and best practices from the implementation point of views and feasibility study in real-world condition and play a role in each WP.